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St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

Johnny Sorensen and Isabella Diaz compete in the dizzy bat race as their teammates cheer them on during the annual Field Day last month at St. Mary Catholic Community School.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

The Jr. Pre-K class at St. Mary Catholic Community School ended the school year with a Change for Chicks collection drive to help needy families worldwide, front row from left, Jackson Sorensen, Petey Perea, Nicholas Scheeringa, Julian Wagner, middle row, Michael Wysocki, Emma Kehan, Marisa …

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

More than 100 students, as well as parents, made an impressive sight for the Ride Your Bike to School event at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Those who live a great distance from school met at a local park, where parents unloaded their bike so they could join the ride.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders second in state at Stock Market Game

Eighth-graders second in state at Stock Market Game

The "High Fivers," from left, Marissa Okeley, Megan Ritter, Allison Gruszka, Rachael Martin and Madison Jurgensen, took second place among middle school teams in the state of Indiana in the Stock Market Game.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

Scott Tysen, from left, scoops out shrimp to show St. Mary's students Annika Denney, Madalyn Molnar, Logan Angerman, Hannah Schneider and Courtney Grcevich.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

Madalyn Molnar, from left, Bella VanAmstel, Josh Walkowiak, Calan Burns, Zachary Molnar, Hannah Schneider, Katelyn Bottando, Logan Angerman, Marianna Ruiz, Bryce Yerga, Grace Mumaugh, Elizabeth Pellicane, and Courtney Grcevich take a close up look at a shrimp, held by Scott Tysen, that had "…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Fourth-graders open their arms to serve others

Fourth-graders open their arms to serve others

Fourth grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently sponsored a drive to help supply the Prenatal Assistance Program operated through the St. Clare Clinic in Crown Point. Students brought in all kinds of items related to babies, including "gently used" baby clothes. "I was o…

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, addresses St. Mary's eighth-graders on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. Visclosky's office scrambled to obtain interns for capital tours for the St. Mary Catholic Community School students from the offices of other Indiana U.S. Representatives…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

St. Mary Catholic Community School students visit the famous Einstein sculpture in Washington D.C. during their eighth-grade class trip. The youths spent four days touring the nation's capital and learning about U.S. history and government.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point students demonstrate robotics at Chicago museum

Crown Point students demonstrate robotics at Chicago museum

Demonstrating their robots at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago are St. Mary Catholic Community School students, front row from left, Aiden Conley, Owen Olenik, Jimmy Spencer, Dominic Rund, Evan Parent, middle row, Joey Lucas, Adam Olenik Daniel Crnokjrak, back row, Patrick Oleni…

April 26, 2014 12:00 am
Parochial school hosts silent auction to fund art program

Parochial school hosts silent auction to fund art program

Guests Morag Thompson, left, and Carrie Carpenter examine some of the artwork up for auction at a previous Art from the Heart event. This year's fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Filling up on history

Filling up on history

Fourth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point have been learning about Indiana history in a unique way this year. Teacher Candace Wadas assigned each student a one-page report and a “biography bottle” (made from an empty 2-liter pop bottle) based on a famous person from…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's goes all out for Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary's goes all out for Catholic Schools Week

Sara Wieser's third-grade class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point dressed as minions from the movie "Despicable Me" for Thursday's Theme Day during Catholic Schools Week, front row from left, Jaidin Traina, Aidan Conley, Regan Leader, Mea Sanders, Emily Wake, second row, M…

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's students Andres Espinoza and Adam Olenik look over their robotics project during FIRST LEGO League competition at IUN in Gary.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

Brianna Platt, Cassidy Stanage, Megan Brownlee, Jenna Thomas, and Abby Wadas work together on a project in Ali Bickel's Language Arts class at St. Mary Catholic Community School.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
School holds fundraising event

School holds fundraising event

St. Mary Catholic Community School parents Katie Bologna, from left, Melissa Scott and Amy Mumaugh enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment at last year's "Celebration of Gifts" hosted by the St. Mary's Home and School Association. This year's event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to m…

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Come for the pancakes, stay for an education

Come for the pancakes, stay for an education

St. Mary Catholic Community School students, from left, Calan Burns, Jenna Thomas, Sam Krutz, Selena Tran, Alex Emmanoilidis and Angela Wiley, are ready to welcome prospective classmates and the public to the Crown Point school's 25th annual Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale and and Open House fr…

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
Students shop to serve others

Students shop to serve others

First-graders Georgia Cappas, Alex Patton and Ainsley Gutjhar, parent Carol Gutjhar, and first-grader Austyn Gonzalez do some shopping at Strack and VanTil grocery store during a recent field trip from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Following the mission of St. Mary Catho…

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
School and community team up for annual food drive

School and community team up for annual food drive

Principal Tom Ruiz puckers up and plants one on "Ella" the cow to keep his promise after his students at St. Mary Catholic Community School met the food drive goal.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
School and community team up for annual food drive

School and community team up for annual food drive

St. Mary Catholic Community School students load the truck with donated food for the delivery to the Catholic Charities office in Gary.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
School and community team up for annual food drive

School and community team up for annual food drive

Students from St. Mary Catholic Community School make their delivery to the Catholic Charities office in Gary, from left, Michael Mantel, Evan Georgas, Tommy Bensen, Will O'Donnell, Matt Tarala, Jackson Bellich, Jackie Jatis, Rachel Hinkle, (hidden is Maddie Jurgensen), Jenna Thomas, Began B…

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
School hopes to collect 10,000 items for food pantries

School hopes to collect 10,000 items for food pantries

St. Mary Catholic Community School Student Council members collect nonperishable food for its annual Christmas Food Drive, seated, Student Council President Jenna Thomas, standing from left, Elizabeth Cooley, Rachel Hinkle, Evan Georgas, Michael Mantel, Matt Tarala, Emma Suris, Kathryn Stimb…

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
Veterans get royal treatment

Veterans get royal treatment

The Scott family, top row from left, Rob, Melissa (with Maeve), front row, Morgan, Molly and Bobby, enjoy the Veterans Day observance Nov. 15 at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. It was the first time the four children had seen their father in his dress uniform. The school w…

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Spaghetti served up Wednesday

Spaghetti served up Wednesday

Student Luke Holok received a laminated card that entitles him to free spaghetti for life at St. Mary Catholic Community School after his selection as "Spaghetti Supper Kid of the Year" for 2012. This year's winner will be chosen Wednesday, when the Crown Point school hosts its 52nd annual S…

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Students set to welcome veterans

Students set to welcome veterans

St. Mary Catholic Community School preschoolers, from left, Dominic Villarreal, Saoirse Mullally, Peighton Jamroz, Grace Taylor and Luke Holok, welcome veterans to last year's Veterans Day program. All veterans and those currently serving the U.S. through military service are invited to St. …

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Students and staff trained in CPR/AED

Students and staff trained in CPR/AED

Crown Point Fire and Rescue, led by Fire Chief Greg DeLor, recently conducted a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator certification session for 46 seventh-graders and nine adults at St. Mary Catholic Community School. Seventh-graders, from left, Ashley Talaga, Kylie…

October 11, 2013 12:00 am
Students and parish hold fundraising walk-a-thon

Students and parish hold fundraising walk-a-thon

Madeline Hussey, Katie Mumaugh, Vanessa Navarro, Enverlyn Nguyen and Emily Wake prepare to embark on the Teacher Appreciation Walk-A-Thon last year at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. This year's walk is planned for Oct. 11.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
School hosts Fall Family Fun Fair

School hosts Fall Family Fun Fair

Families enjoy the bounce house and other activities at last year's inaugural Fall Family Fun Fair at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. This year's event is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the school, 405 E. Joliet St. The Home and School Association has planned games fo…

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
Former teachers return to St. Mary Church for a visit

Former teachers return to St. Mary Church for a visit

Sixteen nuns from the order of Sisters of St. Agnes visited St. Mary Church in Crown Point recently, front row from left, Sisters Collean Walsh, Wilhelmina Schoch, Jovita Winkel, middle row, Josephine Goebel, Doris Klein, Jean Steffes, Peg Spindler, Susan Treis, and back row, Susan Kolb, Deb…

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
Former teachers return to St. Mary Church for a visit

Former teachers return to St. Mary Church for a visit

Sr. Collean Walsh, former principal at St, Mary Catholic Community School, speaks with those assembled at Saturday evening reception for the visiting nuns from the order of Sisters of St. Agnes.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School hosts golf outing

St. Mary Catholic Community School hosts golf outing

Kindergartner Conrad Bordui, right, lines up a practice shot while classmates Cassie Ruiz, Sofia Pham, Maria Wysocki, Ava Go, Logan Urbaniak, and Joshua Eliscupides study his technique as St. Mary Catholic Community School gets ready for the school's golf outing Saturday at Pheasant Valley G…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Students celebrate with field day

Students celebrate with field day

St. Mary Church pastor, the Rev. Pat Kalich, hands a ball to one of the students as physical education teacher Ken Florek sits in the dunk tank during the annual Field Day held at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. For the second year in a row, children from neighboring Avice…

July 10, 2013 12:00 am
St. Mary's teams lead diocese in Knowledge Master Open

St. Mary's teams lead diocese in Knowledge Master Open

St. Mary Catholic Community School's middle school academic team that won Diocese of Gary honors in the Knowledge Master Open, front row from left, Natalie Theil, Bailey Georgefski, Marissa McCullum, Elizabeth Cooley, back row from left, team co-sponsor Wanda Feder, Will O'Donnell, Garret Br…

July 03, 2013 12:00 am
St. Mary's teams lead diocese in Knowledge Master Open

St. Mary's teams lead diocese in Knowledge Master Open

The Junior Academic Team from St. Mary Catholic Community School place first in the diocese and fourth in the state in the Knowledge Master Open this spring, front row from left, Nathan Waran, Joey Lucas, Madison Grcevich, Rebecca Ising, Donnie Parent, Grace O�Donnell, Megan Thomas, Alyssa R…

July 03, 2013 12:00 am
Learning in the wild

Learning in the wild

Participating in a food web activity during a St. Mary Catholic Community School visit to Bur Oak Woods Nature Preserve are, from left, students Joey Lucas and Garrett Brittingham, Principal Tom Ruiz (in background), student Lukas Denney, teacher Kim Hise (in background), students Kelli Gagn…

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Learning in the wild

Learning in the wild

St. Mary Catholic Community School students hike through Burr Oak Woods, surrounded by trees that were present before the time of the revolutionary war.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Students learn how to live healthy

Students learn how to live healthy

Noelle Thomas of Fleet Feet discusses foot health and running with St. Mary Catholic Community School seventh-graders, Justin Patel, Zach Kammer, Elias Gerodemos, Christ Finissi, Sam Krutz, Jack Mumaugh, Joey Lucas, Luke Wartman, Ernie Anderson and Jackson Bologna. Students at St. Mary's hea…

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Robotics club introduces St. Mary's students to engineering

Robotics club introduces St. Mary's students to engineering

Seventh-graders and Cybercatz members Samantha Perea and Patrick Olenik demonstrate robotics for visitors at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Robotics club introduces St. Mary's students to engineering

Robotics club introduces St. Mary's students to engineering

Checking out their robot at the Crawfordsvile competition are, from left, Cybercatz members Mallory Ellenson, Ernie Anderson, Brad Kozlowski and Samantha Perea. Not pictured are Patrick Olenik and coach Heather Clarkson.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose

Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point strapped on their bicycle helmets and rode their bikes to school May 17 in honor of Ride Your Bike to School Day. The youngsters were excited to have many of their parents join them on the ride to school. "Not only is this a great…

May 30, 2013 12:00 am
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Kathryn Strimbu, one of St. Mary Catholic Community School's top student artists, displays "Living Books," a work that she created for the Crown Point school's Art from the Heart event Saturday.

April 15, 2013 3:12 pm
Wedding unites Q and U

Wedding unites Q and U

Members of the wedding party at the Lil' Wildcats Preschool ceremony uniting Miss Q and Mr. U included, from left, Maid of Honor Grace Taylor, Miss Q Saoirse Mullally, Mr. U Dominic Villarreal and Best Man Luke Holok.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am
Just in time for Easter

Just in time for Easter

A sure sign of spring appeared just in time for Easter in Marlene Moreth’s kindergarten class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. As shown by Addison Henry, from left, Angela Wiley and Rylee Leonard, a successful hatch of chicks was a fun learning experience for students an…

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
March Madness visits St. Mary's

March Madness visits St. Mary's

Sixth-grade winners in the March Madness Basketball Tournament at St. Mary Catholic Community School, from left, referee Chris Krutz, Nick Giesen, Elias Gerodemos, Sam “Clutch” Krutz, Chris Finnissi and referee Noah Thiel.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
March Madness visits St. Mary's

March Madness visits St. Mary's

St. Mary Catholic Community School's March Madness Basketball Tournament eighth-grade winners, from left, referee Nick Jeffirs, from left, Matt Krampen, Paul Maicher, Alec Thompson, Nicky Waran and referee Jake Brown.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
St Mary's hosts student talent show

St Mary's hosts student talent show

Talent Show performers last month at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point include, front row from left, Lukas Denney, Maddie Tomson, Rylee Horn, Blake Jagielski, Matt Krampen, Will Wiley, Whitney Stanage, middle row, Sarah Krasnow, Alaina Stryzcek-Harrell, Marissa McCollum, Nikk…

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Wildcats “paws” to help animals

Wildcats “paws” to help animals

First-graders, from left, Addison Talaga, Vicente Fletes, Lilly Johnson, James Chalos and Molly Scott, display items donated for the seventh annual pet drive at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Environmental Club visits Illinois park to see bald eagles

Environmental Club visits Illinois park to see bald eagles

Visiting Starved Rock State Park to view the bald eagles are St. Mary Catholic Community School students, front row from left, Eli Wartman, Madison Grcevich, Liana Abad, Grace Mumaugh, Reilly Granger, Courtney Grcevich, Joey Lucas, back row, teacher Heather Clarkson, Principal Tom Ruiz, Alai…

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
Environmental Club visits Illinois park to see bald eagles

Environmental Club visits Illinois park to see bald eagles

The student group from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point views the famous frozen waterfall in Wildcat Canyon at Starved Rock State Park during a recent field trip by the Environmental Club.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
Dancing for dinner

Dancing for dinner

Dancing at CYO basketball games to raise money for God's Groceries food pantry at St. Mary Church are, front row from left, Avery Van Senus, Marissa Novosel, Grace Taylor, Isabella Teodori, middle row, Sofia Flamini, back row, Anna Surufka, Morgan Scott, Ulyana Potocki, Christina Walsh, Shau…

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
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